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Sr. Director of Electrical Engineering

Posted by: Magellan Professional Solutions, Inc

Posted date: 05-08-17

Location: Sacramento

POSITION SUMMARY: BASIC FUNCTION
Supervise the in-house electrical design engineering staff, manage outsourced electrical design functions. This staff (in-house and contracted) designs the electrical portion of new data center projects; provides engineering support to the material procurement effort, provides technical support during construction; participates in commissioning of new data center phases; and supports critical facilities operations with system re-design where appropriate, incident management resources, system operating policies, maintenance programs, and equipment troubleshooting.
The Director - Electrical Engineering is a key member of the Critical Facilities Engineering team and a significant contributor to the Design/Build/Operate effort. This person will collaborate closely with the Chief Engineer, supervise the Electrical design team and work directly with the other discipline professionals and technical support individuals. Integral with this design role will be direct technical support for Construction, Commissioning and Critical Facility Operations.
The ideal candidate will be a creative problem solver with excellent communication skills and attention to detail while maintaining high quality standards with careful consideration of cost and feasibility factors. This person should possess engineering judgment to meet project requirements and objectives and be able to work well with a diverse interdisciplinary team focused on creating and maintain the best Data Center environments possible.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Group leadership/supervision role for design of electrical systems on multiple (possibly simultaneous) projects, including necessary calculations, drawings and specifications. Includes Conceptual Design, Schematic Design, Design Development and Construction Document efforts with the support of technical staff
Supervise and provide Construction Administration services for ongoing construction projects
Supervise and provide as-built drawings and other documentation for substantially complete projects
Provide direct technical support to Critical Facilities Operations team including incident recovery assistance
Coordinate and collaborate with other discipline professionals and project individuals
Prepare project specific design work plans, schedules and budgets for CF Engineering (Electrical) resources.
Attend and lead project team meetings
Supervise and conduct code analysis reviews
Supervise and conduct QA/QC reviews
Keep electrical design and other project support on schedule and within budget
Supervise and participate in commissioning activities for projects being placed in service
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Skill to supervise and train a group of other engineers and technical professionals
In depth knowledge of critical data center electrical equipment and design
Thorough knowledge of National Electrical Code requirements and knowledge of related building codes and regulations including California Title 24, Life Safety, IBC, NFPA and OSHA.
Ability to develop creative and innovative solutions to reduce costs with no impact on quality and reliability
Ability to research new designs, technologies, and construction methods of data center equipment and facilities, with skill to incorporate best ideas into RDC designs
Ability to develop and take new design concepts through detailed design, peer review, executive review, construction and operation
Familiar with life cycle cost analyses. Ability to develop Total Cost of Ownership reports for procurement analysis, personnel and project budgeting processes
In depth knowledge of electrical system components and design: electrical substations, UPS, switchgear, generators, transformers, power distribution equipment, protective relaying, fire alarm, intrusion alarm/security, electrical system controls, transfer switches, and lighting
General understanding of Mechanical, Civil, Structural and Architectural design
Strong team player with excellent interpersonal and management skills
Proficient in MS Excel, MS Word, MS Powerpoint, Outlook, drafting software (ACAD and/or Revit), engineering software: Short Circuit/Coordination/Arc Flash (Power Tools, Etap, and/or others), load flow analysis, underground and overhead cable heating calculations, power utilization efficiency calculations
Excellent verbal and written skills
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Bachelor�s degree in Electrical Engineering (or Professional Engineer registration and ten years relevant data center experience)
Professional Engineering license (with ability to get registered in multiple states)
Minimum 10 years of experience with industrial and commercial electrical design (preference to data center or other specialized experience in Critical Facilities or other technically sophisticated project types)
Experience directly related to data center design
Direct experience with the construction, operation, or maintenance of data centers
Experience with large scale technical operations
Experience with vendor negotiation and management
Experience with design/build projects
Prior experience leading engineering project teams
Experience with Revit and/or other BIM applications.
Experience with other 3 dimensional modeling and graphic applications
Job Title Sr. Director of Electrical Engineering
Post Details
Posted By Magellan Professional Solutions, Inc
Job Function Engineering
# Openings 01
Start Date ASAP
Salary 150K - 180K
Phone 757-549-1880
Email Dlongmagellan-ps.com
    
    
Deadline
    
    
Category
City Sacramento
State Location -> CA
Job Type Job Type -> Full Time
Classification Job Classification -> ENGINEERING
Description POSITION SUMMARY: BASIC FUNCTION
Supervise the in-house electrical design engineering staff, manage outsourced electrical design functions. This staff (in-house and contracted) designs the electrical portion of new data center projects; provides engineering support to the material procurement effort, provides technical support during construction; participates in commissioning of new data center phases; and supports critical facilities operations with system re-design where appropriate, incident management resources, system operating policies, maintenance programs, and equipment troubleshooting.
The Director - Electrical Engineering is a key member of the Critical Facilities Engineering team and a significant contributor to the Design/Build/Operate effort. This person will collaborate closely with the Chief Engineer, supervise the Electrical design team and work directly with the other discipline professionals and technical support individuals. Integral with this design role will be direct technical support for Construction, Commissioning and Critical Facility Operations.
The ideal candidate will be a creative problem solver with excellent communication skills and attention to detail while maintaining high quality standards with careful consideration of cost and feasibility factors. This person should possess engineering judgment to meet project requirements and objectives and be able to work well with a diverse interdisciplinary team focused on creating and maintain the best Data Center environments possible.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Group leadership/supervision role for design of electrical systems on multiple (possibly simultaneous) projects, including necessary calculations, drawings and specifications. Includes Conceptual Design, Schematic Design, Design Development and Construction Document efforts with the support of technical staff
Supervise and provide Construction Administration services for ongoing construction projects
Supervise and provide as-built drawings and other documentation for substantially complete projects
Provide direct technical support to Critical Facilities Operations team including incident recovery assistance
Coordinate and collaborate with other discipline professionals and project individuals
Prepare project specific design work plans, schedules and budgets for CF Engineering (Electrical) resources.
Attend and lead project team meetings
Supervise and conduct code analysis reviews
Supervise and conduct QA/QC reviews
Keep electrical design and other project support on schedule and within budget
Supervise and participate in commissioning activities for projects being placed in service
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Skill to supervise and train a group of other engineers and technical professionals
In depth knowledge of critical data center electrical equipment and design
Thorough knowledge of National Electrical Code requirements and knowledge of related building codes and regulations including California Title 24, Life Safety, IBC, NFPA and OSHA.
Ability to develop creative and innovative solutions to reduce costs with no impact on quality and reliability
Ability to research new designs, technologies, and construction methods of data center equipment and facilities, with skill to incorporate best ideas into RDC designs
Ability to develop and take new design concepts through detailed design, peer review, executive review, construction and operation
Familiar with life cycle cost analyses. Ability to develop Total Cost of Ownership reports for procurement analysis, personnel and project budgeting processes
In depth knowledge of electrical system components and design: electrical substations, UPS, switchgear, generators, transformers, power distribution equipment, protective relaying, fire alarm, intrusion alarm/security, electrical system controls, transfer switches, and lighting
General understanding of Mechanical, Civil, Structural and Architectural design
Strong team player with excellent interpersonal and management skills
Proficient in MS Excel, MS Word, MS Powerpoint, Outlook, drafting software (ACAD and/or Revit), engineering software: Short Circuit/Coordination/Arc Flash (Power Tools, Etap, and/or others), load flow analysis, underground and overhead cable heating calculations, power utilization efficiency calculations
Excellent verbal and written skills
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Bachelor�s degree in Electrical Engineering (or Professional Engineer registration and ten years relevant data center experience)
Professional Engineering license (with ability to get registered in multiple states)
Minimum 10 years of experience with industrial and commercial electrical design (preference to data center or other specialized experience in Critical Facilities or other technically sophisticated project types)
Experience directly related to data center design
Direct experience with the construction, operation, or maintenance of data centers
Experience with large scale technical operations
Experience with vendor negotiation and management
Experience with design/build projects
Prior experience leading engineering project teams
Experience with Revit and/or other BIM applications.
Experience with other 3 dimensional modeling and graphic applications


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